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May 28, 2010
With the Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer approaching, the supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped significantly. A decline in blood donations is typical during the summer as donors become busy with seasonal activities and overlook donating blood....
May 27, 2010
Join Red Cross Racing, donate blood and get points – or give points Memorial Day is a special holiday in America because it commemorates U.S. men and women who died during their military service. This year, the Red Cross asks you to honor our brave service members and help save lives...
May 17, 2010
With busy summer schedules and vacations, it can be challenging for even the most committed donors to find time to give blood. That’s why the American Red Cross is asking for your help to remind all interested and eligible donors that no matter what their plans, they can be a lifesaver this...
February 24, 2010
After a month of good-natured rivalry, Penn State University and the University of Minnesota walked away with awards from the American Red Cross Big Ten Blood Drive Challenge. However, the real winners from this friendly competition were patients in need across the United States who could benefit...
February 20, 2010
As emergency relief efforts continue in Haiti, the nation recognizes March as Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross takes this time to honor the valuable contributions of generous volunteers whose commitment makes its work possible. March was first declared Red Cross Month in 1943, when President...
February 5, 2010
MADISON, Wis. – Auto lovers may have an additional reason to donate blood in February. On Saturday, February 27 the Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the 2010 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show at the Midwest Airlines Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All presenting donors will receive free...
February 3, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 3, 2010 - As medical teams in Haiti continue to evaluate and treat the victims of the devastating earthquake, the American Red Cross is coordinating shipments of blood and blood products to Haiti at the request of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Today, the American...
February 1, 2010
MADISON, Wis. – Across the country, local Soldiers' Angels volunteers are hosting blood drives leading up to Valentine's Day to honor our soldiers and veterans. On Monday, February 8, Madison-area residents can participate by donating blood at a special American Red Cross Soldiers...
January 22, 2010
MADISON, Wis. – This winter, the Big Ten rivalry is moving off of the playing field and into the community with the inaugural Big Ten Blood Drive Challenge. Partnering with the American Red Cross, the goal of the challenge is to have Big Ten students, staff and faculty donate a collective 7...
January 16, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The American Red Cross needed help getting blood into Haiti this week and CBS News flew to the rescue. The Red Cross has an agreement with the United Nations Mission Hospital in Haiti to send 13 units of blood every three weeks. The hospital called, asking for...